As a former Nashville songwriter and current SiriusXM radio personality on The Family Comedy Channel and Blue Collar Radio, Patrick believes that the height of learning happens while we are being entertained…and so do the over one thousand meeting planners who have hired him.
Patrick Henry is more than a motivational humorist, He is a performance keynote speaker and is obsessed with showing audiences how to create extraordinary engagement at home, at work, and in the community. Engagement is the foundation for loyalty and loyalty is the foundation for emotional and financial buy-in. Patrick is consistently rated as a top speaker for the clients and speakers bureaus he serves. Speakers are often viewed as a commodity in the current market place which is why his humor, guitar playing and the performing of original and customized songs offers a unique and memorable speech for his clients. Patrick always brings his southern accent and is willing to use it at a moment’s notice. He is best utilized as the opening keynote speaker for meeting planners who want to set an upbeat tone for their conference with humor, music, and message that will have their attendees feeling energized, rolling in the aisles laughing, and armed with actionable content that they can put to work immediately.
The challenge in the market place is that customer loyalty is fragile. Products, services, and ideas are being differentiated based on price rather than value. Patrick shows how to create a value based customer relationship, and believes if you can’t create an emotional connection with your customers, clients, and coworkers, you’re going to lose them because people are loyal to people whom they are emotionally connected to. His most popular keynote speeches “The Jelly Belly Effect” and “Keeping Your Team in Tune” shows how to use emotion to drive results. Emotions lead to feelings, and feelings lead to actions. If you can make them feel, you can make them buy.
Patrick grew up in the football town of Auburn, Alabama and has seen firsthand how fans are made. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1994 and has been actively involved in the leadership of both the National Speakers Association and NSA Carolinas where he served as president in 2010-2011. Patrick lives in Burlington North Carolina with his smoking hot wife Lesley and three semi-adorable children Jack, Robert, and Meredith. He is a firm believer that “If you do what you love to do for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life”.